WAIO churned out 257 million tonnes of iron ore on a 100% basis during its 2016 financial year, the miner said in its latest production update on Wednesday July 20.
Though just short of its targeted 260 million tonnes
, this is still 2% higher on the year, thanks to the Jimblebar mining hub running at full capacity and improved utilisation at the Newman ore-handling plant, according to the report.
In the June quarter, WAIO’s output totalled 65 million tonnes, down 1% year-on-year but up 5% quarter-on-quarter. “A strong recovery from...